Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Lots of Fairies and Santa?

Happy Tuesday everybody!!

Today was a beautiful day outside, a little cold but much nicer than yesterday. Izzy still didn't get to go outside and play but Tuxy was outside for awhile so things went much smoother this afternoon between them. Although, Tuxy now has this thing for licking Izzy, which she hates for some reason so that has been a little bit of a challenge.

Oh and now Izzy is completely obsessed with the potty. She has sat on it every hour all day long. Although she only went potty a tiny bit in it today. She now feels like she has to take everything off to sit on it. I don't know how to convince her she doesn't. I also walked in on her this afternoon in her crib to find her saying "Poop" with her diaper on the floor. Needless to say I ran as fast as I could to her crib, but luckily she did not go in the crib! Thank goodness!! This potty training stuff is hard.

Well I am a little bummed today. I am just not happy with my weight loss progress. I need to be more diligent about going to Curves, I know. I am only managing about twice a week and I think I need to be stricter on my diet. I don't eat horribly unhealthy (we never have chips or junk food in the house), but I know I could do better. I sometimes skip meals and eat late at night to make up for it. It is difficult though because Jason doesn't have a weight problem at all and never has to diet or exercise to stay thin. But it is not about him, it is about me and I really need to commit myself to this. Sorry to be a downer, but I appreciate you listening.

Okay, onto the cards! My first card is a card I created for Michelle Oatman's Sketch Challenge over at the Stampavie Group on PCP. This was another great sketch from Michelle!! I thought the threaded ribbon detail at the bottom was awesome!!!

See, amazing sketch right?!!! I need to admit something before I get started on the description of my card. I have a problem with sentiments on the outside of cards. I can never make mine look right so I tend to avoid them. That is why I cut out a stem of flowers instead. I just couldn't make the sentiment I had planned for this card fit! Maybe there is a support group for people like me! Lol! Okay, so I started this card by stamping Lily - Magic Fairy by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie on white card stock and colored her in with my markers and copics. I then mounted her on a piece of brown card stock a piece of green card stock and two pieces of DP. Following the sketch, I placed jumbo eyelets at the bottom and threaded through the ribbon. I cut out a stem and flowers from the DP and popped it off the side adding a few rhinestones. I really love how this turned out. It is so beautiful in person.

My second card for today I am really excited about!!! I was checking out Lauren Meader's blog yesterday and she had a posting for a new digi stamp company, Squigglefly. Well you know how I am with my digis! Love them!!! So I had to go check it out! They have some of the most adorable images so I bought a couple and printed them off. I colored this image up right away and decided to use her for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge over at Poetic Artistry.

Isn't this little pixie fairy adorable ( I wish my picture had turned out better)!!!! I love her. And she was so much fun to color in! Alright, I started this card off by printing Pixie by Squigglefly on white card stock and colored her in with my copics and markers. Following the sketch, I layered on pink, green and white card stock with two kinds of DP. I ran my white card stock through my hounds tooth embossing folder to give it some texture. I put some ribbon behind my sentiment, that I also printed off, and my image. I then cut out flowers from the DP and placed them around. This reminds me so much of my niece. She always has this innocent look on her face right after she has done something she shouldn't. Lol!!

Alright, for my final card I dusted off an old SU! set called Ho Ho Holidays. I find that now that I have all sorts of acrylic sets and stamps from other stamp companies, my poor SU! stamps collect dust. So when I saw Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge, I knew I could find an SU! stamp set that would work.

I wanted the reindeer to look like he was just taking off! Alrighty, I started this card off by stamping Santa in sleigh and the reindeer from Ho Ho Holidays by Stampin Up! I then colored them in along with the background with my copics and markers. I added a touch of gold glitter pen to make it sparkle. I also put on some liquid applique so it would look like it was snowing!! Following the sketch, I layered on DP and green and red card stock. Instead of a circle in the corner I created a present out of ribbon and green card stock and printed off the sentiment on my computer. I cut it out along with green and red card stock with my nesties so that it would look like a gift tag. To finish the card, I added three red brads and some gold glitter pen to the tag. I really love the little scene!

Well, I am outta here for tonight. Sorry I am so late in posting but this evening has been a crazy one! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting, have a great rest of the evening!


Heather said...


I am so jealous!!!! how do you get so many cards done in one day???

Yesterday it was start unpacking and then get Piper ready for school and off to school, then take Willow off to Pre-school, come home call Tucker's Dr. because I was afraid he had an ear infection, then they wanted me to bring him in so I rushed to get there, and then only got done 10 min before Willow was out of school, and then I had to rush over there about a 15 min drive to pick up Willow and then home for lunch and then did the blog candy drawing, and then super and reading and bed time then worked for awhile on a DT application piece which I can not share on the blog yet, then off to bed then today started out again getting Piper off to school, then had to spend hours on Laundry, laundry, laundry, (the bain of my existance) I am so behind with going on two trips in 1 weeks time, and then clean like Crazy because the MIL was coming down for Piper's Christmas program we had tonight and then home and bedtime routine again and here I am needing to get to bed and going thru major stamping withdrawls because I have not been able to make even 1 card in over a week, and I really need and want too! Tomorrow morning it is send Piper off to school, and then get Willow off to Pre-School, and then go help in Piper's class and then go pick up Willow and then go pick up a friends son and bring him home to watch him while she goes to OB appointment and then help MIL with her Christmas Cards then it will be bed time again?????

Sorry for the vent you do not even know me that well I just had to get it all out!


Kimmie0270 said...

My 2 year old feels the same way. Potty obsession!

Beautiful cards. I LOVE the coloring on the first one. The blending is just beautiful.

Sandra said...

Hi Janna,what gorgeous cards,love them all,the sketch with the threaded ribbon looks a dream to follow,and you have come up with a beautiful card following it...your colouring is perfect too.
Thanks for the link for the digi images must go check them out.
Thank you so much for your kind comments on my Blog,they're very much appreciated.
You brought back memories and a smile to my face reading the trials of the potty training.
Take care and have a lovely day,
Sandra x

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow, I love thm all.

the whimsical butterfly said...

LOVE your sketch cards this week! You rocked them!

Lisa Graves said...

They are all very pretty!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Hi Janna! My favorite of the day is card #1...great image, great coloring, fun take on the sketch. I agree on sentiments. It's hard to find the right word, in the right style font, and get that baby stamped on there straight!

Paula Still said...

Cool cards! Always love your coloring! I don't know how you do it! Just gorgeous!!!

Cassie said...

Hi girl!! I feel like I'm finally starting to catch up from the holiday! I had the time to log onto your blog today and catch up from the past week!! You've posted some really gorgeous things!! I love them all and I hope you understand that this will have to do as I'd be here forever if I tried to comment on every single one! The manger card - genius!!
Anyway, have a great Wednesday and we'll chat soon!

Donna said...

You have made some amazing cards Janna, and they are all so beautifully coloured :) Donna x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I'm totally with you on the weight loss... constant battle!

Love all your cards today! I will have to go check out the digi's!!
hugs, Jami

Andrea, said...

Oh these are gorgeous I love the flowers which you have added to the first card and Santa is so cute. Have a good day

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Great cards! I love that Squigglefly pixie! Thanks for playing my challenge! :)

Holly said...

oh another cute card made with a squigglefly image! I just love how you color them! They are coming out with some really wonderful new images soon. I've seen some sneak peeks!